It's an early start here at St Judes, the children are awoken at 6am to the sound of the bell. They are soon all up and running freely around the grounds, lots of sounds of laughter are heard. Our plan for today is to meet with Liz and Mike, VSO members, in Gulu town. So at 1030 we left St Judes on a couple of bodas and had a lovely drive through the countryside. We met Liz in an Internet cafe so we had a quick chance to blog and catch up on life in the UK!
As with all the other VSOs we have been lucky enough to meet, Liz had some interesting stories to tell us about her midwifery work in Gulu. Liz took us around the local market and Stacy got measured up for an African skirt!
We had a delicious lunch back at Liz and Mike's house and met an American medical student working at Lancor hospital in Gulu.
Back at St Judes we had the opportunity to play with the children and learnt some of their stories. Five of the children here have HIV and many have lost their parents to AIDS. Others in the home have been orphaned due to the horrific war. St Judes provides them with love, a real sense of community and and an education. The children all seem so happy and we are looking forward to spending time with them.